(1791-1868) James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, largely remembered for his failure to avert the Civil War. President, Ambassador to the UK, Secretary of State, Senator from Pennsylvania

James Buchanan

(1791-1868) James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, largely remembered for his failure…

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring British missionaries to Tahiti in 1797 on the ship Duff.

Escape of Captain Wilson

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring…

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." Matthew 17:1-2 KJV

The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high…

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789. Having received his early education from a private tutor, he, at the age of thirteen, passed to Yale College, and after three years study there, entered the American navy as a midshipmen." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Fenimore Cooper

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789.…

James A Garfield, twentieth president of the United States, who was assassinated by a mentally ill man several months into his term.

James A Garfield

James A Garfield, twentieth president of the United States, who was assassinated by a mentally ill man…

"And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him." Mark 14:32-35 KJV

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

"And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while…

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

Hats

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

"James II." — Lardner, 1885

James II

"James II." — Lardner, 1885

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1685 until his death in 1701.

James II

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1685 until his death in 1701.

"Coin of James II." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of James II

"Coin of James II." — Lardner, 1885

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Russel Lowell

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The…

The wife of President James Madison. She acted as First Lady of the United States of America while Thomas Jefferson was in office because he was a widower.

Dolley Todd Madison

The wife of President James Madison. She acted as First Lady of the United States of America while Thomas…

President James Madison, who served as the Secretary of State under Jefferson for eight years.

James Madison

President James Madison, who served as the Secretary of State under Jefferson for eight years.

"Medal struck in honour of James Duke of York. By Thomas Simon." —D'Anvers, 1895

Medal

"Medal struck in honour of James Duke of York. By Thomas Simon." —D'Anvers, 1895

James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

James Monroe

James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. A social reformer in England, he hoped to resettle England's poor, especially those in debtors prison, in the New World. Oglethorpe sailed for 88 days, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on the ship Anne, in late 1732, and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733.

General James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder…

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

James K. Polk, eleventh president of the United States, known for his expansionist policies.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk, eleventh president of the United States, known for his expansionist policies.

"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him." Matthew 17:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus talking with Moses (left) and Elijah (right). Peter, James, and John appear in the foreground.

The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them…

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only." Matthew 17:5-8 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus speaking to Peter, James, and John after the transfiguration on the mountain.

Jesus Speaks to His Disciples after the Transfiguration

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the…